CG & New Psych Disorders?

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So... I had an epiphany yesterday. Going CG is doing great things for my hair, but is messing with my head. I have developed the following disorders:
1. Fear of product abandonment - constant fear that current products will be discontinued... Which causes...
2. Product hoarding - i'm nervous if I have less than 2 backup bottles... Which leads to...
3. Compulsive product spending & Inability to stick to budget. I have yet to convince hubby that haircare products do not fall under unnecessary expenses, but belong in the "must have to survive" category. I will keep trying.

Am I alone here? Support group, anyone?
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I believe the local Chapter of Curly's Anonymous has formed under the 'Hand me the Prozac' thread. Feel free to forward your dues to Myrna.
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2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
I'm there with you! My next purchase will be argan oil lol
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3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS

I will be joining Product junkie anonymous because of the following:
A walgreens run @ 1 am because I needed to dc my hair today and didnt have a "suitable condish"
then almost had a panic attack because they were moving the hair product aisle and it was mostly empty.
I also found out that the Walgreens Conditioning balm is discontinued
I did however, get a burts bees GUD condish for $3.79. lol I have issues

On the budget issue, hubby has now informed me that I have to conjoin my hair product spending and my fun money allowance :/... Which sucks because I was sneaking the hair products into the target/cvs toiletries run smh
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Melie. 2c Coarse Porous(damaged) Learning to battle The FL humid weather, but I love it here!!!
Trying CG as of 7/8/11

I will try anything on my hair!

Youtube channel: MsMelySoto
How about OCCD (obsessive compulsive curl disorder): not being able to take your eyes off your hair and obsessing over the spirals at inappropriate times.
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Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.

"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Guess it's time to resurrect this thread

Another one that might also help is

As an acknowledged product slut, I will tell you that it's not necessary to hoard products. There is always another love out there! Half the fun is trying to find it.
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3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
Hahaha yeah same here... already have a lot of oils (and conditioners, and styling products, etc) and I'm still ordering a new one (avocado is next!)
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Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
I'm not much of a PJ but my psych symptoms present when I'm the stylist's chair with paranoia and phobia of unknown products. Do these count? I am terrified of hair salons
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Yay@these threads.

I am not alone!!!!!

...hums michael jackson's "you are not alone..."
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growout from baldy since 10/11
modified cg; cones & mild sulfate 'poo
-cowash: fave 2: vo5 strawberry
-rinseout:herbal essencesbodyenvy;color mehappy
-leave in: infusium 23 repair/renew spray
-dc: gvp conditioning balm
I like this thread. So many products, so little frizz (we wish).

Betcha can't use just one (to misquote an old ad for potato chips I think).
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2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
How about OCCD (obsessive compulsive curl disorder): not being able to take your eyes off your hair and obsessing over the spirals at inappropriate times.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Definitely what I have. I was doing that as I read this.
I certainly have hoarding issues because I am so fearful they will discontinue my favorite things. In order to tame the anxiety I MUST have at least 10 bottles of Suave and VO5 conditioner and at least 4 bottles of LA Looks Sport Gel. And I check in every store I happen to be in just to make sure they aren't on sale.

I also have nightmares that I will be chosen to be on What Not To Wear and they will try to cut, dye, and straighten my hair.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --
WNTW nightmares. That's a good one! Hahaha!

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